My grandma Lucy was the queen of sugar cookies. At Christmas she would make hundreds of thin crispy santas, bells and candy canes. I took for granted that each one was hand cut and ate them like crazy… but seriously what a job! hundreds! I dont know how she had the time. She had a job AND had 9 kids. Amazing. Her cookies were kinda like heaven.
And naturally, she used pure butter and glazed them with a sweet egg wash. The old fashioned way.
When we got our firsts requests for gluten free and vegan sugar cookies, my daughter was loving those soft cakey cookies from the grocery store. Yuck. But with that in mind, I created something similar at the bakery. We started out with a soft chewy sugar cookie. They were awesome, but I was missing my grandma’s thin crisps. So I tweaked the flour blend (gasp!) to take away the chewy and leave only crisp!